Introducing New System Features
Your NEC Versa SXi provides a variety of system features to accommodate your mobile computing
needs. In addition to the features described in the NEC Versa SXi User's Guide, some systems now
offer the following:
a choice of either the Windows 2000 Professional Edition or the Windows NT 4 Workstation
Installing Windows 2000 or Windows NT
Some NEC Versa SXi systems ship with a dual configuration, giving you a choice between the
Windows 2000 Professional Edition and Windows NT 4 Workstation operating systems. When you
power on the system for the first time, you must select the operating system of your choice. Read the
screens carefully before making your selection. Once you choose an operating system, a message
appears allowing you to either 'Continue' with the installation or go 'Back' to alter your selection.
Please note that once you click 'Continue,' you are unable to alter your choice of operating
Notes for ALL Users
Be sure to read the following notes when using any operating system on your NEC Versa SXi.
Swapping VersaBay III Devices
Your NEC Versa SXi system supports hot swapping some NEC VersaBay III devices. Hot swapping is
possible when the NEC VersaBay III Swap Utility is installed and your system is powered on. For
details about the using the swap utility, refer to your NEC Versa SXi User's Guide.
Your NEC Versa SXi notebook system does not support warm swapping of NEC VersaBay III
devices. Warm swapping is possible when a system (that supports warm swapping) automatically or
manually enters a sleep state.
Notes for Using Windows 2000
Be sure to read the following notes when using Windows 2000 on your NEC Versa SXi.
Installing the Xircom Modem/LAN Drivers
Your factory-installed NEC Versa SXi system contains the Xircom modem/LAN drivers. Before using
the Application & Driver CD (A&D CD) to install (or reinstall) the Xircom modem/LAN drivers, you
must first remove any existing modem or LAN files and configured drivers from your NEC Versa
system. Instructions to remove the modem/LAN files and configured drivers from the system and to
install the modem/LAN drivers from the A&D CD, are provided in the following sections. Be sure to
follow all of the instructions to remove and install the drivers.
2 NEC Versa SXi Release Notes
Pentium III, 800 MHz or 850 MHz with SpeedStep™.